"A spectre haunts Hegelianism, the spectre of requirements:
*4 years of undergrad
*All of Plato
*All of Aristotle
*Kant's 3 critiques
*One or two of Fichte's system attempts
*Some or all of Schelling, never sure
*XYZ secondary lit
This is from the 'reasonable' Hegel beginners suggestions from grad students, most Hegel nonreaders just meme "read the entire history of philosophy."
Only then may you read Hegel."